Vikings rule out Justin Jefferson for Sunday, make several other moves As expected By Christopher Gates  Nov 11, 2023, 8:26pm Vikings fans that were holding out hope for the return of Justin Jefferson this Sunday when the team faces the New Orleans Saints, they’re going to have to wait at least one more week. On Saturday, the Vikings officially downgraded Jefferson to “out” for Sunday’s game. That means the soonest we’ll see Jefferson back is next week on Sunday Night Football when the Vikings travel to face the Denver Broncos. Jefferson had been listed as “questionable” on the final injury report for the week after being limited in practice all week. Head coach Kevin O’Connell had said that Jefferson coming back for Sunday’s game might be a little aggressive, and now he’s been proven correct. The Vikings made several other moves on Saturday, including elevating Sean Mannion from the practice squad to the active roster to serve as the backup to Josh Dobbs. It’s worth noting that Mannion can be elevated from the practice squad because he’ll be the team’s second quarterback, not their third. Per the new rules, a third quarterback has to be on the active roster to serve as the emergency quarterback, but because Mannion will be the primary backup a roster elevation is acceptable. The team also elevated defensive lineman T.J. Smith for Sunday’s game, making this the second week in a row that he’ll be on the active roster after playing a handful of snaps against Atlanta last Sunday. Lastly, the team signed linebacker Nick Vigil to the 53-man roster. Vigil, who is on his second tour with the Vikings, has been elevated from the practice squad in each of the last two weeks and has averaged around 15 special teams snaps/game during that time. That should get you caught up on all the roster moves for the Vikings ahead of tomorrow’s game. If anything else happens, we’ll bring it to you here as soon as we learn about it.

Vikings cut Justin Jefferson on Sunday, make some other moves As expected By Christopher Gates November 11, 2023, 8: 10:00 PM Vikings fans are holding out hope for Justin Jefferson’s return this Sunday when the team faces the New Orleans Saints will have to wait at least another week.
On Saturday, the Vikings officially demoted Jefferson to “out” of Sunday’s game.
That means sooner rather than later, we’ll see Jefferson again next week on Sunday Night Football, when the Vikings hit the road to take on the Denver Broncos.
Jefferson was listed as “questionable” on the final injury report for the week after being limited in practice all week.
Head coach Kevin O’Connell said bringing Jefferson back for Sunday’s game might be a bit aggressive, and now he’s been proven right.
The Vikings made several other moves on Saturday, including elevating Sean Mannion from the practice squad to the active roster as Josh Dobbs’s backup.
It should be noted that Mannion could be released from the practice squad because he will be the team’s second outfielder, not third.
According to the new rules, a third midfielder must be on the active roster to act as an emergency midfielder, but since Mannion will be the main backup, a move up the squad is acceptable.
The team also advanced defensive lineman T.J.
Smith for Sunday’s game, marking the second straight week he’s been on the active roster after playing a pair of games against Atlanta last Sunday.
Finally, the team signed defenseman Nick Vigil to the 53-man roster.
Vigil, who is on his second tour with the Vikings, has been placed on the practice squad for the past two weeks and has averaged about 15 snaps per game on special teams during that period.
This will keep you up to date with all the Vikings’ moves ahead of tomorrow’s game.
If anything else happens, we’ll report it here as soon as we hear about it.

 

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